Organic Jasmine Pearl Green Tea

Light-bodied and subtle green tea pairs with floral jasmine in small pearls

fair trade certified certified organic
Organic Jasmine Pearl Green Tea
$8.00
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Organic Jasmine Pearl Green Tea

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The most tender top two organic tea leaves and bud are hand-rolled into small pearls and infused with the essence of jasmine in this classic display tea. Grown and harvested by the Miao farmers of Xinmin Village, this tea is grown at over 5,500 feet above sea level where the days are warm and sunny, and the nights cool and crisp. To create this scented tea, fragrant jasmine blossoms are intermingled with premium green tea pearls according to a traditional tea scenting process that dates back more than nine centuries. The organic green tea absorbs the aroma of the fresh jasmine flowers, making the pearls sweet and fragrant. The blossoms are then removed after the scenting process, leaving only the organic jasmine-infused tea pearls. This process is repeated four to six times for our Organic Jasmine Pearl Green Tea.

This Fair Trade Certified tea is sourced from the southwest region of China’s Guizhou Province (equidistant from the well-known tea regions of Yunnan and Hunan). Interior provinces such as Guizhou have not experienced the same growth in income and alleviation of poverty as the coastal cities and provinces. As a result, tea projects in these more remote regions are a particularly welcome economic development.

The straw-colored infusion of this organic Jasmine Pearl Green Tea yields a much lighter-bodied, and more subtle green tea flavor than our traditional Jasmine Green Tea. However, because the green tea flavor is more subtle, our Jasmine Pearl is perceived as having a stronger jasmine flavor compared to the Jasmine Green Tea.

Ingredients: organic Chinese green tea

What are Scented Teas?

Jasmine Flower in Guizhou Province, China

Scented teas begin with the same top-quality organic tea as our non-scented teas, but are exposed to a particular scent during manufacturing. As a result, the tea absorbs and retains the aroma throughout its lifetime. Some of the most well known scented teas are combined with flowers such as: jasmine, magnolia, and osmanthus. Others are more savory and scented with smoke such as Lapsang Souchong. Scented teas are often confused with flavored teas (which is why we include them in our flavored tea listings), however they are technically unflavored. Sometimes, lesser forms of scented tea are mimicked by using a flavoring.

Steeping Instructions

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At Arbor Teas, we believe tea should be brewed to suit your personal taste. We’re happy to make recommendations to get you started, but don’t hesitate to experiment! When brewing your tea, your main considerations are tea quantity, water temperature, and steeping time. We recommend green and white teas to be steeped for 2 to 3 minutes in water heated to not-quite-boiling, just as bubbles begin to form on the bottom of the pan (approximately 170 to 180 degrees F). For the best flavor, use fresh water whenever possible. Try not to steep your tea longer than necessary, as you’ll extract undesirable bitterness from the leaves. If you want a stronger brew, don’t steep longer, just use more tea. And don’t forget to re-steep your tea leaves to get the most out of your leaf!

Looking for more info? Check out our How-To Guides and Eco-Brewing Tips!

Staff Perspectives

  • Lea

    "Such a beautiful tea! Take a moment to admire the pearled leaves before infusing them. Then enjoy the deliciously floral and light-bodied liquor they produce."

  • Trish

    "I love to make this Jasmine as an iced tea in our Cold Brew Iced Tea Maker. It is so elegant unfurled and the taste of cold jasmine in the summer is a real delight."

  • Aubrey

    "Infuse this organic tea from China in clear wine glasses to "wow" your dinner guests as they watch it unfurl!"

Health Benefits

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Like all true tea, green tea offers many potential health benefits. Research has found that tea (Camellia sinensis) can have many positive effects on human health, including improved cardiovascular function, cancer risk reduction, improved immune function, improved oral health, and help with weight management. Tea is also full of polyphenols, which are a class of antioxidant that help your body maintain homeostasis and balance your stress levels.

Green tea specifically is known for its array of health benefits, which have been supported by a growing number of studies. Green tea research has demonstrated that it may be an effective anticancer agent for breast cancer, lung cancer, kidney cancer and prostate cancer, among others. Studies have shown a link between green tea and weight loss, and the ability to modulate energy metabolism, aid in body fat regulation, and possibly promote preferential loss in abdominal fat. Research has also shown that green tea may increase performance for short term memory tasks, as well as being increasing potency of antibiotics. Other peer-reviewed studies link green tea to healthy skin, help with lowering cholesterol, and regulating diabetes. It’s important to keep in mind that many of these studies monitor subjects who drink several cups of green tea per day.

For more information about the health benefits of green tea, and for direct sources of the above information, check out our Tea Health Benefits page!

Please note: the information above is for educational purposes only and has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

Jasmine Scenting and History

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Jasmine tea has been a mainstay in Fuzhou, the capital city of Fujian, since the 12th century. It has even outlasted other varieties of scented teas, including rose, orchid, and gardenia teas, which were popular during the Ming Dynasty. Some believe that jasmine tea is the perfect balance of Yin and Yang – the green tea representing the warming Yang and jasmine representing cooling Yin. This perfect balance of Yin and Yang is thought to be harmonious. In fact, in Chinese medicine, jasmine tea is prescribed in the treatment of a variety of conditions – from fevers to inflammation.

In Fujian, when the jasmine blooms, it's time to go to work, harvesting it in large wicker baskets and carrying it to the tea plantations. There, the jasmine is combined with a special selection of green tea that’s held every year in anticipation of jasmine season. The jasmine blooms are layered on top of the green tea, and left overnight, until the scent of jasmine permeates the tea; then, the jasmine is discarded. This process is repeated several times until the tea is perfectly scented. This results in a perfect balance of flavor and aroma - you won't get any of that overwhelming soapy taste that comes with artificially flavored jasmine teas. The tea is then “fired” one more time to prevent spoilage. Then, this intensely floral tea is ready for market.

For even more information about this and other traditions, visit our Tea Traditions Page!

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  • 5
    Jasmine Tea You Never Want To Finish!

    Posted by Lillian on 17th Sep 2020

    The aroma alone of this jasmine tea is so soothing it’s something to be dreamed of! If my house could smell as pleasant as this jasmine tea, it would be heaven. The tea itself has such a delicate and well balanced flavor that you will never want your tea to end! Even though this is a green tea, it left me feeling calm and relaxed. I’m glad the bag it came with had water temperature specifications, because I was able to make one of the best cups of jasmine tea I have ever had.

  • 5
    A delicious jasmine tea

    Posted by Rob on 13th May 2018

    This is a fantastic and refreshing green tea. Light with a wonderful floral aroma that isn’t overwhelming or perfumy. A must try if you are looking for a jasmine green tea!

  • 5
    Perfect Jasmine

    Posted by AdS on 6th Feb 2018

    This is one of the best Jasmine Dragon Pearls I have ever had. I always try every sort of Jasmine Tea i can get my hands on, and I keep coming back to this one. I buy in bulk now, and well worth the price.

  • 5
    One of the BEST!

    Posted by Unknown on 26th Mar 2017

    This is one of the absolute BEST jasmine teas out there! Unlike most jasmine, it's not over sharp to the nose. There is a beautiful floral note. (lavender like) It's definitely a delicate tea with regards to both the jasmine and green aspects, yet is very flavorful.

  • 5
    Awesome Greem Tea

    Posted by Melissa on 14th Mar 2017

    Love starting my day with this tea. Great earthy flavor. The flavor of the jasmine isn't overpowering like other versions of this tea I've had in the past.

  • 5
    Drinkable elegance

    Posted by Yen-Wen on 14th Oct 2016

    What an elegant taste! This tea is like a treat to my soul. It's very calming. The smell of jasmine has long lingering effects and it's unbelievably soothing. I really enjoy it! Even though the price seems steep, honestly it doesn't take a lot of pearls to make a flavorful cup, especially if you are not into strong teas. In other words, when elegance is drinkable, it's priceless! Highly recommended!!!

  • 5
    Absolutely the best

    Posted by Unknown on 30th Jan 2016

    I drink this everyday ever since I got it, morning, afternoon, and sometimes evening. This tea has a phenomenal taste and flavor. I've tried other jasmine green teas and their fatal flaw has been that they left a weird bitter flavor or has a super strong jasmine scent. That's not a problem with this tea. The jasmine is present, full, slightly sweet even, yet not overpowering. The green tea is a calm, refreshing base. I honestly think this is the best tea I have tried in general. It's been perfect with honey and even as a base for bobba tea. Get this. You wont regret it.

  • 5
    Delicate but full jasmine flavor

    Posted by Janet Hawkins on 6th Sep 2015

    These beautiful little gems brew up into a lovely light gold liquid as delicately flavorful as jasmine green tea can be. Magnificent aroma, a bit of heaven on earth.

  • 5
    beautiful, fragrant tea!

    Posted by Dimitra on 4th Mar 2015

    If you are looking for a tea with a hint of something flora and sweet, but love green tea, this is it! It reminds me of the jasmine flowers I saw in Greece. The jasmine tea has such a particular scent and flavor. The pearls are really beautiful, as well! My husband won't try it, though, because he doesn't like the taste or smell of jasmine.

  • 5
    All time favorite tea!

    Posted by Zoe Ann on 13th Sep 2014

    I've been drinking Jasmine Pearl Tea for at least 10 years. Arbor Teas' Jasmine Pearl Green Tea is by far the best. Lovely aroma and great taste plus it's organic. Can be steeped multiple times and without decrease in flavor. The first whiff of this brewed tea instantly relaxes me.

  • 5
    An excellent, organic jasmine pearl tea

    Posted by Sasha on 5th Aug 2013

    This is a lovely jasmine tea. Delicate and fragrant. One of my all time favorites.

  • 5
    I crave the smell and taste

    Posted by Queen Atsu on 27th May 2013

    This tea is great! I mixed it with white pomegranate and mint herbal. I had the two other teas alone and together but when I had them all together this tea is all that I can remember even though I wouldn't drink either of them alone again now that I've had them together!

  • 5
    Exquisite aroma and great taste

    Posted by Joe B. on 27th Apr 2013

    I've hesitated to spend this much on a tea, but once I open the package and took a whiff, I knew this was a winner. My wife and i like our tea strong, and the flower taste leaps out with no bitterness.

  • 5
    Delicious!

    Posted by lauren on 12th Apr 2013

    This is a wonderful jasmine pearl tea. The jasmine scent and flavor are prominent but not overwhelming. Delicious!

  • 5
    Delightful

    Posted by Sunshine on 17th Sep 2010

    Amazing aroma delicious flavor and light in body. I found this tea by recommendation when I had come down with a flu and was told of this teas' amazing properties. I'm sure I can't claim it to cure diseases but let me just say this is what my family takes when we get sick (and we don't stay sick for long). I recommend it to everyone and drink it regularly especially when I need a little pep and pick-me-up. Cant say enough about it I absolutely love it... favorite tea hands down.

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